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Credit Card Fraud Defense Attorney in Philadelphia
Resolving legal issues for clients accused of credit fraud and identity theft
The accessibility of electronically stored personal data and online transactions has increased the incidence of credit card fraud as well as accusations of serious criminal acts involving credit fraud. The Philadelphia-based law offices of Marc Neff has spent more than 25 years providing aggressive, effective representation to individuals and corporations accused of fraud crimes including credit fraud and identity theft.
In all such cases, time is of the essence. Prosecutors may begin building a case well before an arrest is made. Attorney Marc Neff has represented corporate and business executives, professionals, public officials, and others who have been charged with credit fraud. He works quickly and precisely, applying his in-depth knowledge of credit card crimes to protect your rights and see you successfully through legal proceedings in Pennsylvania or New Jersey.
What is credit fraud?
Credit fraud arises from the use of any payment card, including credit cards and debit accounts, as a source of funds in a transaction without consent of the account holder. An act of credit fraud often involves identity theft. Actionable offenses can include:
- Physical theft of a credit card and assuming the owner’s identity in order to purchase merchandise or remove funds from the account,
- Theft of credit card data,
- Unauthorized use of credit card data to make online purchases,
- Opening a new credit card account using someone else’s personal information, and
- Producing or using forged credit cards.
“Skimming” is another version of credit fraud that occurs when a business employee illicitly accesses customer credit card information. That data is then used or sold to other parties for the purpose of taking over the victims’ identities.
As credit fraud has become more sophisticated, the legal approach to handling these matters has become more complex. Attorney Marc Neff and his highly trained team of assistants and para professionals understand how technological advances create new avenues for credit fraud and identity theft, as well as how prosecutors employ technology to gather incriminating evidence.
Fighting fraud charges in Philadelphia and throughout the U.S.
All forms of credit fraud carry severe penalties upon conviction. The federal government and each individual state have multiple laws that pertain to various types of fraud. The particular facts of a case dictate whether alleged fraudulent activity is prosecuted as a state crime, a federal crime, or both.
Experienced legal defense is imperative in fraud cases. The Law Offices of Marc Neff limits its practice to federal and state criminal defense matters. With offices based in Philadelphia, attorney Marc Neff investigates every aspect of credit fraud charges to skillfully prepare and present a successful defense. He is considered among the top tier of criminal defense lawyers in the United States in fraud cases.
Schedule a consultation immediately to review credit fraud charges in Philadelphia
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Marc Neff have successfully represented defendants in fraud cases for more than 25 years. Our office maintains relationships with a network of attorneys nationally and internationally to assist our clients. To request a confidential consultation, please contact Mr. Neff by phone at (215) 563-9800 or email Marc@nefflawoffices.com.